NT9608 : Harden Quarry, Biddlestone

taken 9 years ago, near to Biddlestone, Northumberland, Great Britain

Harden Quarry, Biddlestone
Harden Quarry, Biddlestone
This active quarry in the Northumberland National Park is one of the few places in the UK where naturally red stone (a mica-porphyritic type of granite known as 'Red Whin') can be obtained. It is particularly suitable for specialised use in road surfaces sold under the trademark 'Harden Red'. It has been used all over Britain to identify motorway hard-shoulders J3477 : The M2 at Fortwilliam and notably on the Mall in London TQ2979 : Palace Front and TQ2980 : Horse Guards Parade. Until recently the red chippings were also exported from Berwick for cycle paths across Europe.
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NT9608, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 960 087 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:22.3363N 2:3.8136W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 961 087
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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